Reds vs Bears

Results

TeamResults
BearsLoss
RedsWin

Bears

# Batting AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB K HBP ROE LOB SF FC
Tom Hopkins3000000000000000
Todd Edwards3010000200000000
Greg Gaber3000000100100000
Mike Arnold2010000201000000
Dave Keene3010000000000000
Brian Dostalek2100000000110000
Jeff Matthews3000000000000000
Marty Wojcik2010001000000000
Dave Bayer2000000000000000
Dan Hendrickson1000000101000000
Franco Marcos1000000000000000
 Total25140001602210000
Pitching IP H R ER BB Ks HB HR Win Loss Save
Brian Dostalek52402400010
Greg Gaber11000000000
Total63402400   

Reds

# Batting AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB K HBP ROE LOB SF FC
Mike Darwin2100000001000000
Jerry Herbst3000000110100000
Jim Pliner3110000000000000
Randy Gaber3100000000000000
Todd Voit3121002000100000
Dan Ketter3010001000000000
Kevin J Mack2000000000100000
Matt McClenaghan1000000000000000
Mark Holzwart1000000000000000
Tony Plicka1000000000100000
Pete Holzwart1000000000000000
Bob Bezzi0000000000000000
Bill Nowak0000000000000000
Jeff Gaber0000000000000000
 Total23441003111400000
Pitching IP H R ER BB Ks HB HR Win Loss Save
Randy Gaber53111210100
Dan Ketter22001100001
Total75112310   

Recap

In a rematch of the most recent championship game the Reds and the Bears went at each other on 5th Quarter Field in Verona. The two teams split four games over the course of the regular season and finished first and second in the standings, the Reds winning ‘the pennant’ by beating the Bears in the season finale.

In the championship game tonight the Reds rode a four run first inning to a 4-1 win. The two starting pitchers both had their good stuff tonight. Brian Dostalek, ‘Doc,’ held the Reds to just three hits over his five innings, striking out three. He walked one. After the four run first inning he allowed just one hit and no walks.

Randy Gaber for the Reds though was equal to the task, allowing just one run on three hits and a walk over his five innings of work. Dan Ketter pitched the last two for the Reds allowing no runs at all.

The unsung hero of the game was Red Bob Bezzi who, two months shy of his 75th birthday, caught the whole game after the Reds regular catcher injured his knee running the bases Sunday.

Todd Voit got the Reds only extra-base hit of the night, his double driving in two of the Reds’ runs.

The Bears turned in the night’s only ground ball double play in the third inning, (Greg) Gaber to Arnold to Matthews, to keep the Reds from adding to their lead.

The Bears got their run in the 5th when Dostalek hit a rocket to third which was knocked down by Mark Holzwart who got off a strong throw to first, which missed getting the out by an eyelash, then coming around to score on a stolen base, a grounder to the right side and a single by Marty Wojcik.

Both teams will be back next season, stronger than ever, to renew the rivalry, while also having to hold off the Expos and the Bulldogs. Opening Day is just … 245 days away

Details

Date Time Division Season
September 15, 2021 6:30 pm 52+ Division 2021

Field

Verona LL
601, East Verona Avenue, Verona, Dane County, Wisconsin, 53593, United States

Umpires

Plate UmpField Ump
Cass, JeffGoczeski, Rich